Eveline Kolijn

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Dutch-Canadian artist based in Calgary, Alberta Eveline Kolijn.

“Welcome to Eveline Kolijn’s artistic biosphere.”

“I EXPLORE A GENERAL QUESTION: WHAT IS NATURE AND HOW DO WE POSITION OURSELVES IN IT? EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED THROUGH A WEB CALLED THE BIOSPHERE. I AM FASCINATED WITH THE CONCEPT OF THE NOÖSPHERE, DEFINED BY VLADIMIR VERNADSKY HUNDRED YEARS AGO AS THE MENTAL SPHERE OF LIFE; THE CAPACITY OF HUMAN THOUGHT TO CHANGE THE BIOSPHERE. NOW, WE CALL THIS OUTCOME THE ANTHROPOCENE: THE EPOCH OF HUMAN IMPACT ON ECOSYSTEMS, INCLUDING CLIMATE CHANGE. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ARTIST IN THE AGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE? HOW DO WE BECOME ECOLOGICALLY INTELLIGENT? THE ANTHROPOCENE CHALLENGES HUMAN EXCEPTIONALISM. WE MUST COME TO A FUNDAMENTAL UNDERSTANDING WE ARE A POROUS ORGANISM, A HUMAN HOLOBIONT, WITH MICROBIAL KIN AND SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIPS IN A LIVING WORLD.” http://evelinekolijn.com